India LIVE at Tokyo 2020 on Saturday, July 31: Seema Punia in action; Atanu Das and Amit Panghal coming up


PV Sindhu’s semi-final against Tai Tzu-ying will be the biggest match of the day for India at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Saturday, July 31. While archer Atanu Das and boxer Pooja Rani will be in medal contention, the women’s hockey team face a must-win game against South Africa. Meanwhile, shooters Tejaswini Sawant and Anjum Moudgil will be also be eyeing medals, and boxer Amit Panghal begins his campaign in the round of 16.

Scroll down to catch all the Indians in action LIVE!

Saturday’s preview | Friday’s recap | Key dates | Athletes | Medal tracker | Full schedule | Latest results


4:00 AM — GOLF: Men’s individual stroke play round 2 and 3 hasAnirban Lahiri and Udayan S Mane in action.

06.00 AM — ATHLETICS: Women’s discus throw qualification has Seema Punia in Group A and Kamalpreet Kaur in Group B (an hour or so later)


07.18 AM — ARCHERY [MEDAL EVENT]: Men’s individual round of 16 will see Atanu Das vs. Takaharu Furukawa (Japan). The later rounds will follow through the day depending on progress.

07. 30 AM — BOXING: Men’s flyweight round-of-16 has Amit Panghal vs. Yuberjen Martinez (Colombia)

08.30 AM – Shooting [MEDAL EVENT]: Women’s 50m rifle 3 positions qualifications will see Tejaswini Sawant and Anjum Moudgil looking to enter the final and win India’s first shooting medal in Tokyo. The final is at 12:30 pm. You can read more about the qualification rules and points systems here

08.35 AM — SAILING: Men’s skiff 49er race 10 will see KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar close out their Olympic campaign

08.45 AM — HOCKEY: Women’s pool A will see a crucial match between India and South Africa. India will go through if they beat South Africa and Ireland lose to Great Britain. If both India and Ireland win, the team with the better goal difference goes through. Ireland are currently ahead of India on that count by three goals. [Ireland play Great Britain at 5.15 PM]

03.20 PM — BADMINTON: Women’s Singles semifinals will see PV Sindhu renew her rivalry with Tai Tzu Ying

03.36 PM — BOXING: Women’s middleweight quarterfinal will see Pooja Rani take on Li Qian (China) [winner is assured a medal]

03.40 PM — ATHLETICS: Men’s long jump qualification has M Sreeshankar in action

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